The very best high-street activewear that will save you a small fortune

From Boux Avenue to Pretty Little Thing, this lot will motivate you to stay fit...

best high-street gymwear

by Aimee Jakes |

We've subscribed to the Shreddy app, have filled out our gratitude journals and have actually eaten something green for a change (er, aside from Green Triangle Quality Streets).

We're so ready for a brand-new year of putting our health and happiness first.

To start on our fitness journey, we need some brand-new gym gear to help us feel motivated. It's just science, okay.

Luckily, the good ol' high-street do a stellar selection of workout clobber that is worthy of a mirror selfie or two. What's more, it's delightfully affordable, without sacrificing quality. All we could hope for in 2022.

High-street retailers who have some brilliant activewear ranges for 2022:


Boux Avenue



George @ Asda

In The Style



Nasty Gal

Never Fully Dressed

New Look

Oh Polly


River Island

& Other Stories

SHOP: heat's favourite gym wear picks from the high-street

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The best activewear on the high-street

New Look
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Great for: mix and match basics great for lunging, lounging and beyond. New Look's activewear also caters for petite, tall, maternity and curve and we absolutely love to see it. WE LOVE (L-R): 20 Reps Black Logo Sports T-Shirt, £13.9920 Reps Mid Pink Logo Seamless Sports Crop Top, £15.9920 Reps Mid Pink Logo Sports Leggings, £23.99

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Great for: matchy-matchy sets, skiwear and oversized cover ups. They also stock dumbells which are always handy. WE LOVE (L-R): Green msgd sports loopback sweatshirt, £15.90Fuchsia msgd seamless gym crop top, £14Fuchsia msgd seamless rib gym leggings, £16.80

Never Fully Dressed
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Great for: mood-boosting patterns and sublimely soft leggings. If you're tired of play-it-safe neutrals, NFD is the brand for you. WE LOVE (L-R): Camo Zip Jacket, £89Blue Animal Cropped Gym Top, £59Blue Animal Gym Legging, £59

& Other Stories
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Great for: yoga fits and post-class cover-ups. A little on the pricy side, but definitely good-quality basics you will get a lot of wear out of. WE LOVE (L-R): Relaxed Cropped Cotton Sweatshirt, £45 One-Shoulder Yoga Top, £27 Seamless Yoga Tights, £47

Boux Avenue
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Great for: cute sets that are gym selfie-worthy. A lot of the sets are now in the sale (bargain) and their three-pack of resistance bands are incredible value. WE LOVE (L-R): Resistance bands - Multicoloured, £18Boux Sport camo jacquard padded crop top - Khaki, £30Boux Sport camo jacquard leggings - Khaki, £30

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Great for: silhouette sculpting co-ords and oversized tracksuits. The brand's seamless leggings are better than most rival gym wear brands (honestly, perfection).WE LOVE (L-R): Momentum Grey Cropped Sweatshirt, £30Apres Ski Long Sleeve Crop Top, £25Off Piste Seamless Leggings, £30

River Island
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Great for: edgy, street-style inspired activewear pieces and eye-catching patterns. WE LOVE (L-R): Black RI Active Crop Top, £26Khaki RI Active Camo Sweatshirt, £32Khaki RI Active Camo Bum Scuplting Leggings, £28

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Non-rubbish New Year's Resolutions to make in 2022:

Starting the year in a global pandemic means that we don't even have the energy to pretend to be a shiny new person for the first few weeks of January. Getting through each day is enough to contend with right now, thank you very much. However, there is nothing wrong with setting goals and challenges to help you feel more balanced, happier and all-round zen for the year ahead. Here are some resolutions that absolutely don't involve running a marathon or waking up at 5am...

1) Start a new hobby: whether it's pottery or baking bread, now is the time to make the most of your free weekends and quiet evenings. Anything that gets us off our phone for a bit, gets a yes from us.

2) Make your bed first thing: a tidy bedroom equals a tidy brain, people. It will take you less than a minute and will help you feel more... y'know, together.

3) Invest more in friendships: the pandemic has meant we've felt more alone than ever before. Remember second and third-tier friends? Send WhatsApp messages, forward memes and even make their day with a thoughtful letterbox gift. Ah, we feel better already.

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